Table 4

Recording of key, diagnosis-specific, clinical signs in the post-intervention period and association with use of the paediatric admission record.

Indicator signs.

PAR not used

PAR used


Malaria

n = 95

n = 219

AVPU

18 (19%)

188 (86%)

Acidotic breathing

1 (1%)

211 (96%)

Pneumonia (aged 2–59 m)

n = 46

n = 175

Indrawing

13 (28%)

165 (94%)

Ability to drink

0 (0%)

168 (96%)

Diarrhoea/Dehydration (aged 2–59 m)

n = 23

n = 139

Sunken eyes

1 (4%)

129 (93%)

Skin pinch

1 (4%)

131 (94%)


Mwakyusa et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:9   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-9

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